Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sarah's House 4

Like many Canadians, especially those of us in the Toronto area, we tend to brag a little that Sarah Richardson is 'Our Girl'. The incredibly talented and much loved decorator is Toronto born and raised. And so, the following of Sarah's productions is deeply rooted here.
Sarah has decided this season to skip to a new beat with the purchase of a 'cookie cutter' suburban new build home. We all see the rows-upon-rows of new home builds in mass, that offer limited options and changes. Sarah took on the challenge with a new build to highlight to home owners the possibilities of change, not too mention the ultimate plan in upgrades.

Sarah's House 4 - The Entry upgrades.

Personally I love the colour palettes that Sarah chooses and the layering of fabrics and textures she embraces. Yup, I'm a fan. has rolled out Sarah's House4 with the step-by-step process of the ultimate upgrade project. Granted that the average new home buyer would not have the opportunity to customize a home with a mass home developer, the project showcases just what can be done to a new build. Purchasing the base home with all builder basics and redesigning upon possession is the easiest way to provide a finished home worthy of Sarah's signature style.

The kitchen just may be my favourite kitchen ...............sigh!

The custom designed island is a multi level plan.

Shades of grey are unique and a striking contrast to the the white cabinets and stainless appliances.

It's all in the details.

Over sized island with antique light fixtures.

One of the things I really love about watching Sarah Richardson is that she explains 'why' she is making her decisions. Hearing her analytical approach to design assists the viewer in understanding why we too should embrace some of these idea's.
The multi-level island was one of my favourite designs. The regular high island features a larger than average bar sink, a low end cabinet that houses a wine fridge on one side, and the high top table that hides the kitchen mess and offers a place to relax with the cook.

Soft, elegant, functional. Perfect.

The granite counter tops are honed, and lend the look of much more costly finishes. Sarah finished the back splash area with soft multi-toned grey scale tiles.

OK, one more peek.............. I love this kitchen.

Visit here for more on Sarah Richardson on and the shopping guide of products used. It's not noted or written in stone, but Style at Home Magazine usually features all of Sarah Richardson's designs from her show. Be sure to visit there soon for great decorating idea's.


  1. I love Sara too!
    The color palette she chose for this project really speaks to me and my own design aesthetic.
    Thank you for giving me a reminder of why I love grey!
    have a blessed day

  2. the second last picture of the kitchen looks just like your last kitchen!

  3. BeautyMarkedAndPonyTails:

    It does look like the kitchen in our last house. Hmmm, maybe that's why I like it so much.